U.S. Developer: China's Green Dam Steals Our Code
Richard Koman writes on ZDNet Government:
This Green Dam story just keeps getting weirder. First, China issues this mandate that all new PCs will have to have software called Green Dam-Youth Escort preinstalled. It’s claimed the software is just a porn filter, even though China runs the powerful Great Firewall of China, already.More here.
Then researchers reported that the software’s data files contain long lists of political keywords. A lawsuit was filed in China to stop the edict.
Now, net nanny developer Solid Oak says Green Dam includes pieces of its Cybersitter software, apparently purloined by Jinhui Computer System Engineering Co., the government-aligned developer. This has been confirmed by University of Michigan researchers, the Wall Street Journal reports. Solid Oak says it will go to U.S. court to stop computer makers from shipping with Green Dam.